Hiemstra Family History

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Hiemstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name from hiem ‘(farm)yard’, ‘area around a farmhouse’ + the locative agent suffix -stra.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hamstra, Rienstra, Hoekstra, Kamstra, Vlietstra, Hofstra, Feenstra

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Hiemstra Family Origin

Where is the Hiemstra family from?

Hiemstra Family Occupations

What did your Hiemstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Hiemstra. 80% of Hiemstra men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hiemstra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hiemstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiemstra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 740 immigration records available for the last name Hiemstra. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 350 military records available for the last name Hiemstra. For the veterans among your Hiemstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hiemstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Hiemstra lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hiemstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hiemstra in 1957 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hiemstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hiemstra ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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